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Jennifer L. Hamilton

Jennifer L. Hamilton, MD, PhD

Associate Professor


Department: Family, Community & Preventive Medicine

Practices: Drexel Family Medicine, Drexel Center for Women's Health

Specialties: Family Medicine, Primary Care, Primary Care for Women

Education

  • MD - University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (2001)
  • PhD in Biomedical Engineering - Rutgers University (2000). Dissertation: Neural networks trained with electrophysiological data for lesion targeting in pallidotomy
  • MS in Biomedical Engineering - Rutgers University (1997). Thesis: Neural network simulation of temporal gradient associated with memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease
  • BSEng in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science - Princeton University (1987)

Jennifer Hamilton, MD, PhD, is a board-certified family medicine physician practicing in Philadelphia. She has a clinical interest in primary care, including women’s health, integrative medicine and preventive care.

Affiliated Hospital: Hahnemann University Hospital

Memberships

  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
  • Fellow, American Academy of Family Medicine

Podcast

  • Complementary Medicine: The Benefits and Risks of Alternative Treatments
    Listen | Download
    (January 1, 2010)

Clinical Services

Adolescent medicine, Contraception, Family medicine, Primary care, Women's health, Integrative medicine, Preventive health care

Fellowships

  • Primary Care Research - University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (2006)
  • AAFP Vaccine Science Fellowship (2015)

Residencies

  • Family Medicine - University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (2004), including one-year term as chief resident

Internships

  • Family Medicine - University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (2002)

Dr. Hamilton is an associate professor in the Department of Family, Community, and Preventive Medicine. She is also the director of the Family Medicine clerkship at Drexel.

Research Interests

Integrative medicine

Research

Dr. Hamilton has been involved in research since 1996. Her current interests include integrative medicine, preventive care and vaccine hesitancy.

Publications

Full-Length Papers

”Evaluation of Fever in Infants and Children”
Jennifer L. Hamilton and Sony John
American Family Physician: 87(4), 254-60, 2013

“Complementary and Alternative medicine in US Family Medicine Practices: a Pilot Qualitative Study”
Jennifer L. Hamilton
, Beatrix Roemheld-Hamm, Denise M. Young, Mihai Jalba, and Barbara DiCicco-Bloom.
Alternative Therapies in Health & Medicine: 14(3), 22-7, 2008

“Hyperlipidemia guideline adherence and association with patient gender”
Karissa A. Hahn, Pamela A. Ohman Strickland, Jennifer L. Hamilton, John G. Scott, Tara A. Nazareth,  and Benjamin F. Crabtree
Journal of Women’s Health: 15(9), 1009-13, 2006

“Comparison of 3D stereoscopic MR imaging with pre- and post-lesion recording in pallidotomy” 
Richard M. Lehman, Jian Zheng, Jennifer L. Hamilton, and Evangelia Micheli-Tzanakou
Acta Neurochirurica
: 142(3), 319-328, 2000

“Quantitative on-line analysis of physiological data for lesion placement in pallidotomy”
Richard M. Lehman, Evangelia  Micheli-Tzanakou, Atilla Medl, and Jennifer L. Hamilton
Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery: 75(1), 1-15, 2000

“Electrophysiological recordings in pallidotomy localized to 3D stereoscopic imaging”
Richard M. Lehman, Evangelia Micheli-Tzanakou, Jian Zheng, and Jennifer L. Hamilton
Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery: 72(2-4), 185-191, 1999

Book Chapters

“Fecal Impaction”
Jennifer L. Hamilton
In  Essential Evidence Plus, Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons. 2015.

“Dyspepsia Algorithm”
Jennifer L. Hamilton
In Domino FJ, Baldor RA, Golding J, Stephens MB, eds. Five Minute Clinical Consult 2016.  Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health. 2015

“Chronic Fatigue”
Jennifer L. Hamilton
In: Ebell MH, Ferenchick G, Smith M, Barry H, Slawson D, Shaughnessy A, Forsch R, Li S, Wilkes M, Usatine R, eds. Essential Evidence. 1st ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons. 2009

“Fecal Impaction”
Jennifer L. Hamilton and Russal Musthafa
In Essential Evidence. 1st ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons. 2009

Letter-Length Papers

“Neo-Pagan Patients' Preferences Regarding Physician Discussion of Spirituality”
Jennifer L. Hamilton and Jeffrey P. Levine
Family Medicine: 38(2), 83-84, 2006

Commentary Letters

“Comments on spiritual assessment and medicine”
Jennifer L. Hamilton
and Geoffrey R. Swain
American Family Physician: 64(3),376, 379, 2001

“Yes, religion and spirituality do matter in health”
Jennifer Hamilton
Alternative Therapies in Health & Medicine: 5(4):18, 1999

Presentations

Presentations by Invitation

“Vaccination Roundtable”
Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians CME Conference, Valley Forge, Pa., March 2015

“Herbal Medicines, Supplements, and Natural Products: Are You Up to Date?”
Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians CME Conference, Valley Forge, Pa., March 2013

“Supplements for Health: The Evidence on Vitamin D, Omega-3, and Others”
Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians ‘Summer Escape’ CME Conference, Annapolis, Md., July 2012

“CAIM Top 10: The Good, the Bad, and the Complicated”
Medicine Grand Rounds presentation at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Darby, Pa., March 2012

“Developing Posters and Presentations”
NJ Network of Affiliated Residencies, New Brunswick N.J., October 2010.

Conference Presentations by Peer Review or Competition

International

“Organizational features of family medicine practices which include CAM”
Jennifer L. Hamilton, Beatrix Roemheld-Hamm, Denise Young, Mihai Jalba, Barbara DiCicco-Bloom, and Benjamin F. Crabtree
North American Research Conference on Complementary and Integrative Medicine. Edmonton; May 2006

“Neural networks trained with simulation data for outcome prediction in pallidotomy for Parkinson’s disease”
Jennifer L. Hamilton, Evangelia Micheli-Tzanakou, and Richard M. Lehman
World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering. Chicago; July 2000

“Neural network modeling of memory gradient in Alzheimer's disease”
Jennifer L. Hamilton
and Evangelia Micheli-Tzanakou
19th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Chicago; November 1997

“ALOPEX neural networks for manual alphabet recognition”
Jennifer Hamilton and Evangelia Micheli-Tzanakou
16th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Baltimore; November 1994

National

“Using web-based standardized patient encounters to give uniform experience across multiple remote clinical sites”
Jennifer Hamilton and Christof Daetwyler
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference on Medical Student Education. Atlanta, Ga.; February 2015

Local

“Analysis of electrophysiological data in surgical treatment for Parkinson's disease”
Jennifer L. Hamilton
, Evangelia Micheli-Tzanakou, and Richard Lehman
24th Annual IEEE Northeast Bioengineering Conference. Hershey, Pa.; May 1998

Poster Presentations

International

“Organizational features of family medicine practices which include CAM”
Jennifer L. Hamilton, Beatrix Roemheld-Hamm, Denise Young, Mihai Jalba, Barbara DiCicco-Bloom, and Benjamin F. Crabtree
North American Research Conference on Complementary and Integrative Medicine. Edmonton; May 2006

“Primary care delivery: Why do family physicians practice integrative medicine?”
Beatrix Roemheld-Hamm,  Jennifer L. Hamilton, Denise Young, Mihai Jalba, Barbara DiCicco-Bloom, and Benjamin F. Crabtree
North American Research Conference on Complementary and Integrative Medicine. Edmonton; May 2006

“Organizational features of family medicine practices which include CAM: research in progress”
Jennifer L. Hamilton, Beatrix Roemheld-Hamm, Denise Young, Mihai Jalba, Barbara DiCicco-Bloom, and Benjamin F. Crabtree
2005 North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting.  Quebec City; October 2005

“Why do family practices offer complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)?” 
Beatrix Roemheld-Hamm, Jennifer L. Hamilton, Denise Young, Mihai Jalba, Barbara DiCicco-Bloom, and Benjamin F. Crabtree
2005 North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting,  Quebec City; October 2005

“Hyperlipidemia guideline adherence and the effect of patient gender”
Karissa Hahn, Benjamin F. Crabtree, Tara Nazareth, Pamela Ohman Strickland, and Jennifer L. Hamilton
2005 North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting.  Quebec City; October 2005

National

“Wavelet and complexity-based neural networks for lesion targeting in pallidotomy”
Jennifer L. Hamilton, Richard M. Lehman, and Evangelia Micheli-Tzanakou
Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting. San Antonio; September 2000


Contact Information


Practice Office

Drexel Family Medicine
10 Shurs Lane
Suite 203, Jamestown Street Entrance
Philadelphia, PA 19127
Phone: 215.482.1234
Fax: 215.482.0465